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Emmanuel Acho Finalizing Deal with FOX Sports for First Things First

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Emmanuel Acho is close to finalizing a deal with FOX Sports and is leaving ESPN, sources tell Outkick the Coverage. Acho will join Nick Wright, Jenna Wolfe, and Kevin Wildes on FS1’s First Things First.

A FOX Sports spokesperson declined to comment on the news.

In February at The Big Lead, I reported Acho was receiving consideration for FS1’s morning show.

Acho, 29, gained notoriety around the industry this past football season as an analyst on Get Up, a show he will now go head-to-head with. ESPN discussed a radio role for Acho before his decision to move to FOX, sources say.

The Texas alumni moved to ESPN after a three-year stint in the NFL.

Disclosure: Outkick’s founder Clay Travis is an on-air talent at FS1.

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.